Firearms Licences (2357/19)

Request

For calendar years 2016/2017/2018.

 Out of the number of section 1 firearm certificate renewals, how many applicants were given a home visit by a member of your police force?

Out of the number of shotgun certificate renewals, how many applicants were given a home visit by a member of your police force?

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

 Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

 Out of the number of section 1 firearm certificate renewals, how many applicants were given a home visit by a member of your police force?

2016 – 111

2017 – 90

2018 – 65

Out of the number of shotgun certificate renewals, how many applicants were given a home visit by a member of your police force?

2016 – 448

2017 – 392

2018 – 242

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